Thursday, 9 February 2017
Questions without Notice
Decisions in relation to finance by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation are made by the board of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Senator Di Natale. You ought to know that. They are not made by ministers; they are made by the board of that corporation. Senator Di Natale, I do not know how many times I have to say this to you, but clean coal will be an important part of Australia's energy mix, along with renewables, for many decades to come, because unlike your party, which is ideological about this issue, and unlike the Labor Party, which you have bullied into following you to the left and which is also ideological about this issue, what we adopt is, as I said before, a pragmatic, technology-neutral approach. Our objective will be to keep the lights on, and only this side of politics can be trusted to do it.